ACB produces charge-sheet against ex BDO Gurez, others in corruption case

Srinagar: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Monday produced a charge-sheet against Ex Block Development Officer (BDO) Gurez and others in case of misappropriation funds in the court of Anti Corruption court Baramulla.

A spokesman of ACB said that charge-sheet was filed against the then BDO Gurez Mohammad Ramzan Bhat,  then Junior Assistant BDO office Irshad Ahmad Lone, government teacher Nazir Ahmad, and beneficiary Abdul Ahad Wani in case of misappropriation of funds.

The charge sheet was filed in Anti-Corruption Court Baramulla in case FIR No. 33/2009 u/s 5(1) (c) (d) r/w 5(2) Jammu & Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 and section 409, 420, 120-B RPC of P/S VOK now ACB.

The spokesman said the case was registered on the basis of an enquiry report of the then Additional District Development Commissioner, Bandipora. The enquiry was conducted in pursuance to Government Order No. No. 259-RD of 2007 dated 23-08-2007, forwarded by General Administration Department (GAD) through Deputy Secretary GAD to the erstwhile state Vigilance Organization (Now ACB) to look into the allegations of misappropriation of funds in the office of BDO, Gurez.

“The inquiry revealed that during the period of 2003-04, prior to fire incident in BDO’s Office Gurez, in march 2005, the then BDO,   Bhat and Junior Assistant fraudulently drew an amount of Rs 17, 82,466,” he said.

The drawal, he said, was made by issuing self drawls cheques, cheques of varying amounts in favour of some unknown co-operative agency and a cheque of Rs two lakh in favour of one Abdul Ahad Wani against non-existent works.

“On the basis of evidence, oral as well as documentary, collected during the course of investigation, a case for commission of offences u/s 5(1) (c) (d) r/w 5(2) Jammu & Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 and section 409, 420, 120-B RPC has been prima facie established against accused persons and the chargesheet of the case has been produced in the court of law after obtaining sanction from the Government,” the spokesman said.

The next date of hearing has been fixed on May 11, 2021.

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